The Dangers of Unplanned Growth

May 09, 2016

Profitable growth is a hallmark of a thriving business. When growth goes according to plan, it can feel like you’re sailing along the high seas in a magnificent ocean liner that can’t fail. But how about when growth doesn’t go according to plan or when it’s fueled by surprise surges in demand? In sharp contrast to planned growth, unplanned growth can be daunting and overwhelming—like bailing water out of a sinking ship.


How Manufacturers Can Successfully Manage the Complexities of Growth

May 03, 2016

It’s simple: you want your business to be profitable, and growth can lead to increased profitability. However, the reality of growing your business is anything but simple.


Common Misconceptions on Cloud-Based Software

May 02, 2016

Software as a Service (SaaS) — commonly referred to as ‘the cloud’ — offers financial, implementation, and operational benefits for today’s distribution (and manufacturing) organizations.


Win More by Knowing More: Propel the Lumber and Building Materials Sales Process with a CRM Solution

April 12, 2016

What can senior management do to help seize new sales opportunities and convert more quotes of larger order sizes through upselling, and cross-selling?


3 Challenges Facing Modern Distributors

April 06, 2016

In a recent survey sponsored by Epicor, MORAR Consulting found 58 percent of businesses reported growth in 2015 and nearly 70 percent expect to grow in 2016 – but only 11 percent experienced growth totally in line with their plans in 2015.


Five Risks Manufacturers Face When Not Planning for Growth

April 04, 2016

While most manufacturers consider growth to be positive, there’s no escaping the inevitable challenges that come with it—hence the familiar term "growing pains.” Business growth can indeed be difficult and overwhelming, especially when you’re not prepared or have a plan in place to manage it.


Because I Said So!

April 04, 2016

Most children will reach a stage where they ask one simple question, over and over again; Why?


Epicor Partners Up With Safety Marketing Group (SMG)

April 01, 2016

Epicor Software Corporation has been named a Preferred Supplier by  Safety Marketing Group (SMG), making Epicor the organization’s exclusive recommended  distribution software provider for SMG’s distributor members.


Five Proven Success Factors for Manufacturing Growth

March 30, 2016

As a modern manufacturer, you know that growth isn’t just a business goal—it’s an imperative for staying in business given the intense competition you face.


Two Epicor Customers Win Big at Johnstone Supply Awards

March 22, 2016

Two Epicor customers were honored at last month’s Johnstone Supply Annual Tradeshow and Meeting in Austin, Texas. Presented by executive leadership from the Johnstone Supply cooperative, the Johnstone Supply awards recognize members who have stood out among their colleagues throughout the country. This year’s winners are Triple J Enterprises, Inc. and Refrigeration Supplies, Inc.


ERP in 2016: Top Trends

March 18, 2016

With the turn of the calendar comes a raft of predictions for the coming year, and so it is with trends in enterprise resource planning (ERP). Among the most interesting trends are six put forth by Panorama Consulting, Manufacturing Business.


Navigating Planned and Unplanned Business Growth

March 16, 2016

It could be said that in business, unplanned growth is what happens while you are busy planning for growth. In fact, new research reveals that unplanned growth is a common yet serious issue for many organizations.